River of Peril and Canyon of Danger by Susan K. Marlow

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River of Peril

by Susan K. Marlow

(Goldtown Adventures #4)

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Description:
Jem Coulter thinks his family is just on a sightseeing trip to the big city of Sacramento. Then armed bandits hold up the stagecoach for the secret stash they’re carrying: gold for the Union Army fighting the distant Civil War! Suddenly war isn’t so far away; it’s right there on the road to Sacramento, with Jem’s father, the sheriff of Goldtown, fighting against the rebel army’s Knights of the Golden Circle.

When the family finally reaches the city, they think they’re safe at last. Setting out to see the sights, Jem, his sister Ellie, and their cousin Nathan make a new friend. But is Henry the pal they think he is? With a father who is a die-hard Confederate, could Henry be in cahoots with the thieves?

River of Peril gives readers ages 8 to 12 the fast-moving, exciting adventure they’ve come to expect in this series, as well as a glimpse into the history of post–Gold Rush and Civil War life in 1860s California, with stagecoaches, steamboats, stowaways—and lots of gold!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a really good book to read, and a really good Young Adult series. River Peril is the forth book in the Goldentown Adventure Series. The excitement in this book is great for young readers, and I can see boys liking it a little more than girls! With the riverboats, the bandits holding up the stage coach, the rescue of a stranger, and the gold along the way, its all thrills and makes a wonderful read. I like it when books like this are written for younger readers. And the emphasis on trusting God in difficult situations. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and Jem was a special kind of kid too. A lot of twists and turns, adventure, surprises and excitement as you read River Peril. This is a great one for the young.

I received this book from Kregel Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

 

Canyon of Danger

by Susan K. Marlow

(Goldtown Adventures #3)

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Description:

Jem Coulter’s pa, the sheriff of Goldtown, is away on a trip to deliver a prisoner to Sacramento, and he has left Jem in charge of the ranch—along with Aunt Rose, that is.

No sooner is the sheriff gone then trouble starts—a dead calf, a mysterious stranger, and then Pa’s horse, Copper, and his prize rifle are stolen. And Pa’s deputies seem unconcerned.

Jem and his cousin Nathan find Copper’s tracks end at a dark canyon up in the hills. Jem remembers an old Indian legend Strike-it-rich Sam is fond of retelling about people disappearing and no one ever seeing them again. What is the real story of the canyon of danger? Have thieves found the perfect hideout?

Readers ages 8 to 12 will be entertained by the adventurous spirit and historical lure in this fast-moving series that teaches about life in the post–Gold Rush days of 1860s California. Quick-paced plots and unforgettable characters make these books fun for the whole family.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Jem tending the family ranch for his dad is an exciting job, but he didn’t expect to have so many bad things happening. It seems like all things happened when dad the sheriff was away, and Jen sure got in his share of troubles as he started wondering about an old canyon and the tales told about what happened in this old canyon. Does Jem find the real canyon story? The adventure begins as you start reading this third book in the Goldtown Adventures Series. Your young reader will sure want to read this one. And while you are checking this one out, check out the first two books in the series as well.

I received this book from Kregel Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Susan K. Marlow has an imagination that never stops! Whether she’s writing books, teaching writing workshops, or sharing what she’s learned as a homeschooling mom, she’s always on the lookout for a new story. The author of the Circle C Adventures and the Circle C Beginnings, Susan enjoys relaxing on her fourteen-acre homestead in the great state of Washington.

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